: 10:25 - 10:50 AM
Type: Winning contributed talk
Affiliation: University of Bath, UK
The dynamics of intra-cellular biochemical reactions are strongly
influenced by the effects of intrinsic noise, arising from the discrete
nature of the molecular reactants. Here, we show that the presence of
metastable states and radically different timescales are general
features of a broad class of autocatalyic reaction networks, and
moreover, that this fact may be exploited to gain analytical results.
Our results demonstrate the important role played by noise in the
complex relationship between network structure and function.